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  • Blond, Brunette, Redhead: All the angels in the main cast are blonde, Vignette is the brunette, Satanichia is the redhead.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: While Vignette and Raphiel hang out in a cafe, Raphiel mentions that since Vignette often plays the straight man of a group that she'd try the goofball role. Vignette says that she doesn't do it because she enjoys it, and Raphiel replies by screaming that she's really shocked.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Barring Vignette, all of them are pretty off their rocker, albeit each in their own way.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: A big red one which shows up on nearly all the girls at some point as part of a Running Gag.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Four-Girl Ensemble genre. While its a show about 'cute girls doing cute things', most of the girls are not stereotypically nice and sweet, instead focusing on their less pleasant sides, which real girls their age would realistically have.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: Actually parodies the genre by having girls with mostly negative traits.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Gabriel (Melancholic): Rude and unmotivated about life in general and preferring to stay shut in her room gaming all day.
    • Satanichia (Choleric): Tries to be mean to everyone and at times would rather hang out by her lonesome, while she's very focused on proving her worth as the epitome of evil... with little success.
    • Raphiel (Phlegmatic): Calm and composed and loves to be around others... for the sake of messing with them for her own amusement.
    • Vignette (Sanguine): The most sociable and strives to live up to her full potential.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: The angels are associated with light, especially Gabriel who is often accompanied by Rays from Heaven. The demons are associated with darkness, especially Vignette who manifests her demonic powers with shadowy auras.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Their names consist of Angelic/Demonic name + English Middle Name + Japanese Surname.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Not one of the girls acts how they are stereotypically supposed to, aside from maybe Satania (who tries and fails at being evil).
    • Gabriel and Raphiel were both top angels in heaven before becoming corrupted on Earth. Gabriel being corrupted by the allure of MMO gaming, while Raphiel found the joys of trolling Satania for amusement.
    • Vignette is kind and sweet which is far from how a demon is expected to behave. Gabriel even suggests she should quit being a demon.
  • Our Angels Are Different:
    • The two main angels are hardly angelic; Gabriel is lazy and Raphiel is sadistic/trollish. Vignette can't believe they are heaven's top two angels.
    • Subverted with Tapris and Zelel, who both act as stereotypical angels.
  • Our Demons Are Different: The two main demons are hardly demonic; Vignette is sweet and Satanichia is merely petty and silly, not evil.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia all have money problems; Gabriel spends too much on her MMORPG, Satanichia spends too much buying from the Hell Shopping Network, and Vignette's allowance keeps getting cut because of her not so stellar demonic performance. Only Raphiel is shown to be pretty well off because she comes from a rich family, has a stellar record in performing her duties as an angel, and has little need for money anyway.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Girls are not only very similar to their parents, even their parents are alike each other!
  • Stealth Parody: Of Slice of Life works, since while it is still mostly a "cute girls doing cute things" show, its focus is cast on the negative character traits and bad habits of all except Vignette (or, by demon standards, even hers), which contributes a healthy share of the parody part. For such cute characters, the girls are feistier, pettier and more unkind than what their designs suggest at first glance.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Gabriel, Vignette and Satanichia are not above beating the living crap out of each other, though Satanichia is often the butt of the violence; Raphiel is delighted to troll her friends just as much, but she never resorts to physical violence. Most of the stories involve forcing one of the four girls to do stuff they don't want to do. Still, they do enjoy seeking each other's company and spending time together, all in all.

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    Gabriel 

Gabriel "Gab" White Tenma

Voiced by: Miyu Tomita

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The Faillen Angel
Birthday: April 20 (Taurus)
Height: 144cm
Weight: 40kg
Three sizes: B74/W58/H80

An angel who is a former top student of her class in heaven and the wielder of the First Trumpet of the Apocalypse. She regresses to a slobbish gaming otaku not long after arriving on Earth.


  • The Ace: She was the top student of her class in heaven. That ends after she descends to Earth and becomes a slobbish gaming otaku.
  • A-Cup Angst: She is irritated with Raphiel pushing her boobs against the former's face, followed by resting them on her head.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While Gabriel treats Satania like a chew toy in both media, in the anime, Gabriel has acted on Satania's behalf in more than one occasion and has referred to the young demoness as her friend. This implies that whatever she feels for Satania is not malice per se, but rather, annoyance at her obnoxiousness.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: She's in possession of the First Trumpet of the Apocalypse and on many occasions has contemplated using it rather than dealing with her problems.
  • Archangel Gabriel: Her namesake.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When Tapris questions her about her old personality.
    Tapris: "But what about the you I knew in Heaven?"
    Gabriel: "Yeah, that me was a lie."
  • Big Eater: She consumes two servings of Tanin-don and strawberry parfait. Each.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Pre-otaku Gabriel who was still a perfect Nice Girl sweetheart displayed this wherever she went. She momentarily regains this after being disciplined by Zelel back into her perfect angel self. It appears they aren't merely an artist's choice but a physical ethereal glow that emanates off Gabriel that other characters can see.
  • Blatant Lies: Attempts to fool her elder sister, Zelel, about her time in the human realm. Zelel doesn't buy any of her claims, however.
  • Book Dumb: Seems to have receded to this after becoming a slacker, constantly looking for opportunities to copy Vignette's homework.
  • Book-Ends: The anime starts with Gabriel unwittingly teleporting her panties to her desk at school in an effort to avoid being tardy by using the Divine Unimpeded Passage; in the last episode she does the same, but she ends up sending her plaid uniform skirt.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: Gabriel ends up purchasing a staff, which allows the user to cast healing spells without consuming MP, in a game for 1500 yen. Since then...
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Gabriel is very intelligent and capable, but her slacking has led her to lag behind academically; still, her efforts to keep her slacker lifestyle ironically show what she's able to do if she tries.
  • Broken Angel: She was once a perfect, kind-hearted overachieving angel who wished for everyone to be happy, then she found an MMORPG and got corrupted into a "faillen angel", a slacker otaku who doesn't give a care about anything in the world besides playing her game.
  • Brutal Honesty: Sees work as a pain, which to her is a means of financial sustenance.
  • But Not Too Evil: Albeit Gabriel is a fallen angel and acts callous and uncaring, she is by no means evil. Her biggest evils are self-indulgence and pettiness, but nothing past threats or malice, in great part due to Vignette's influence.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: She gets drunk after drinking a cup of amazake, which only has a low amount of alcohol at most.
  • Character Title: Gabriel DropOut.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lampshaded by the Class Representative, believing her to be a chuunibyou after overhearing her intentions of announcing the end of days as a future "career" path.
  • The Comically Serious: Gabriel often times will remain unenthused and indifferent even when her friends have become excited, best shown in the opening where she keeps her blank look while the other girls are cheering.
  • Companion Cube: More often than not seen with some electronic device. She even brings her laptop to the beach during the Beach Episode, of all places.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Played for Laughs. Before coming to Earth, Gabriel was an upstanding and overachieving angel, and even a few days after she came and lived with humans, she was doing good deeds and being a morally upright person. When she heard the distress call of a person from an MMORPG, she immediately signed up and created a healer. This turns out to be a bad idea as everybody in the game kept dying, so she was forced to buy a staff that didn't use MP for healing spells in order to continue helping them. The next that's seen of Gabriel, she's turned into the slobbish video game nerd who'd rather see herself as a fallen angel than go back to heaven.
  • Cuteness Proximity: The original innocent angelic Gabriel would become this response in others who start falling over how cute and sweet she was. Even after becoming a faillen angel she's still able to get this from others from time-to-time such as Raphiel, while she herself is able to play this up for personal gain.
  • The Cutie: Played with. She fits the trope in appearance, but not in attitude. As a matter of fact, she won't behave as The Cutie unless she is absolutely forced to, like when she's saving face in front of her sisters. Out of the four girls, Gabriel is the least "cute".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her default voice is a deadpan tone and she often gets very sarcastic, especially when Satania is involved.
  • Deliberately Cute Child:
    • What she argues was her angle in heaven, as she states that her coming to Earth made her realize that it was a sham.
    • She tries to adopt this tactic when dealing with her sister Zelel in order to keep her from uncovering the truth about her, having seen it work to great effect in the MMO she plays. Though Zelel sees right through the act.
  • Deuteragonist: In spite of being the titular character in the anime, Gabriel's role is equal or lesser than Vignette's or Satanichia's the further the story goes.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Her solution to get rid of the people who saw her panties magically appear on her desk is to bring about the apocalypse, citing everyone else as "collateral damage".
  • Dumb Blonde: Played with. A blonde and slobbish, video game otaku; however, she is not dumb by any means, just lazy and procrastinating.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Her hair after becoming a slacker is different enough for even Tapris being unable to recognize her at first glance. Though it doesn't quite appear like it, it's actually very messy, and Tapris can finally see who she is after Raphiel straightens it.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She is shown going from perfect angel to extreme slacker as she gets drawn into an MMO.
  • Expy: Of Konata Izumi, as Brilliant, but Lazy otaku slackers who would rather indulge in their hobbies all day.
  • Fallen Angel: Literally. She goes against everything heaven taught her, and as a result becomes very corrupt. She is very damn well proud of it.
  • Flanderization: Her obsession with gaming eventually takes over her "happiness for all" mentality, turning her into a gaming slob who is too lazy to do anything else.
  • Fly Crazy: Forced to deal with a swarm of mosquitoes at home after her aircon breaks down.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: In episode 6, she decides to just wear her angel outfit for Halloween (out of laziness rather than the usual reasons), until Vignette and Raphiel force her into a werecat costume.
  • For Happiness: This was her dream. That all goes out the window when she became engrossed in games.
    "Like, humanity can just go to Hell and die, for all I care."
  • Formerly Fit: Her otaku lifestyle has been detrimental on her physical ability, her top running speed is to plod forwards and leaves her breathless, she needs to exert all her strength for a grip test and it doesn't even move the needle, while she struggles to let her little sister ride on her back like a pony and collapses in exhaustion after a few crawls.
  • Fun Size: The shortest girl out of the main quartet. She's even shorter than Tapris who is supposed to be her junior.
  • The Gadfly: Not to Raphiel's extent, but Gabriel herself likes to mess with Satanichia on occasion.
  • Gag Censor: If she exposes anything that wouldn't be family friendly, Rays from Heaven come out of nowhere to keep her covered.
  • Gamer Chick: Not originally, but after she came to earth, she discovered video games and started loving them so much, she became a lazy slob who doesn't really want to do much else.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Gabriel is a male given name; its female counterparts are Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Ueno and Tanaka of the Cooking Club secretly tie Gabriel's hair like this while she's busy scarfing down their cooking.
  • Going Commando: After a failed attempt to teleport to school, where her panties are instead teleported into her class's desk. The humiliation results in Gabriel finding herself unable to turn up to school for the rest of the day.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Her friendship does not include praise or even a remotely rewarding experience. Still, her friends are fond of her regardless of all the crap she pulls on them, and seek her company as much as they can. She is also shown to be willing to help her friends as long as the situation warrants it and they don't do a big fuss about it. the main situations where she helps include the happiness of her friends and the sanctity of life.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Parodied in Episode 3, where she claims to the Angel Coffee owner that she struggles to speak Japanese fluently. All with a blank expression on her face.
    "Suimasen, nihongo muzukashikute." (I sorry. Japanese so hard.)
    "Desu yo ne." (Yes, that true.)
    "Ro sannen ni sao hachinen to iimasu shi ne." (Other saying go, "three years the oar; eight years the pole.")
  • Guile Hero: Often verges into Manipulative Bitch given how immoral she can be, but she's very skilled at twisting the people around her so that she can get off easy, get things for free, or outright deceive such as her sister.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Was a pure hearted angel and wanted to make others happy. Then she became engrossed in a MMORPG.
  • Hidden Depths: As part of Characterization Marches On, she's more tolerant than she appears, growing ever more lenient of her friends getting into her apartment. This even includes Satania, even stating at one point that she doesn't really want to antagonize her.
  • Hikikomori: She'd rather be holed up at home and game all day, every day, than spend her time in the outdoors.
  • Hypocrite:
    • When Gabriel finds out her older sister will be visiting and found out Gabriel had became a faillen angel, Gabriel believed that she would unleash divine retribution upon her could destroy all of humanity. So the solution Gabriel comes up with is to blow the First Trumpet of the Apocalypse and wipe so there'd be no Earth for her to visit.
    • Zelel reveals she knew about Gabriel's whole sweet sister act was a farce and played along as a test of character to see if Gabriel would confess and repent, to which Gabriel retorts that it was low of her to fool her own sister, despite Gabriel attempting to do the same thing by piling lies upon lies.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports one after she regresses into a slacker.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: A non-sexual and downplayed example, where she moans when Vignette applies some sort of anti-itching cream on her back.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Gab", a short form of "Gabriel".
  • Instrument of Murder: Possesses a trumpet that signals the apocalypse if she blows on it. She occasionally has to be talked out of using it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • While Gabriel herself won't admit it, Vignette acknowledges that she does have a caring side to her, stopping by Vignette's house during one of her sick days to not only check up on her, but to deliver her homework and refreshments which Gabriel purchased with what little remaining money she had.
    • In episode 11 she helps Satanichia keep the dog she rescued by begging the owner of Satanichia's building to allow pets and even agreeing to work an extra day at the coffee house, all without telling anyone.
    • While she still loses an awful lot of time, money and effort on her MMORPG, it's fair to say that she is still a healer type in-game, like when she began playing in the first place when she had the best intentions.
    • In the second OVA, she breaks Heaven's mandate of intervention to human affairs in order to save the blind girl they befriended when she is in the brink of death due to a traffic accident and even restores the girl's failing eyesight.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Pretends to be one in Episode 12, so as to lull her older sister's vigilance and eventually deceive her, portraying the bogus Big Sister Worship. This does not work.
  • Meaningful Name: Whether she is Named After Somebody Famous, i.e. Archangel Gabriel from The Bible or is supposed to be the very same, isn't quite clear, but Gabriel himself is generally supposed to be a good guy and God's messenger, which fits the whole "coming from heaven" idea for this show's Gabriel. The biblical Gabriel is also a Bishōnen, sometimes even depicted as female, and possess a trumpet that heralds the coming of the apocalypse if blown.
  • Messy Hair: She was well-groomed before she regressed into a slacker.
  • Metaphorically True: She reports to the principal of the Angel School that her time in the human world was spent saving two countries from war and destruction, which was actually what she did in her video games.
  • Money Fetish: She believes herself to be deserving of money from her hypothetical worshipers.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's had several naked scenes, but nothing is ever shown thanks to a Gag Censor of Rays from Heaven.
  • No-Sell: The massage slippers that Satanichia slipped into Gabriel's locker have no effect on her.
  • No Social Skills: Invoked and subverted. She knows exactly how she's supposed to behave; she just doesn't care and cannot be bothered to even try.
  • Not Listening to Me, Are You?: This interchange during the Christmas episode, where Gabriel cannot even be bothered to open her mouth in approval of the dinner:
    Vignette: "Okay, now that we're all here... Let's eat!"
    Raphiel: "Yes, let's."
    Vignette: (to Gabriel) "What do you think of my turkey?"
    Gabriel: "Hrm."
    Raphiel: "We made meatloaf, too."
    Gabriel: "Hrm."
    Vignette: "Jeez, don't just grunt! Tell us it's good!"
    Gabriel: (faintly nodding) "Hrm."
    Raphiel: "That's our Gab-chan!"
  • Not So Stoic: Even with all her selfishness and antisocial behavior, Gabriel does care about her friends (Yes! Even Satanichia!), though she's not above using and abusing their friendship.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Gabriel pretends to have difficulty speaking Japanese to her boss in order to excuse her own incompetence in getting the order wrong.
  • One-Hour Work Week: She is forced to get a job site to how much she sirens on micro transactions,but she refuses to work now than one day a week as it would tire her out and would cut into her having time.
  • Only in It for the Money: Her motivation for working.
  • Otaku Surrogate: A Gamer Chick who would rather spend her days playing an MMORPG rather than going outside.
  • The Power of Friendship: To Zelel, Gabriel uses her friendship with the rest of the main cast as an excuse to be allowed to remain on Earth.
  • Precision F-Strike: Drops a "Goddammit!" after she is not allowed to take her laptop with her to Heaven past customs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches beyond her butt, and it's not even straight down, which means it is actually even longer than it looks.
  • Sacred Bow and Arrows: The Hot Springs Episode OVA reveals that she has these, which she uses to destroy the slime summoned by Satanichia.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In the second OVA, she uses her angelic powers to not only save the blind girl they befriended from the brink of death, but also restores her eyesight, despite knowing that doing such an act is forbidden by Heaven.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The senpai (with Raphiel) to Tapris.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: After Vignette advises Gabriel, who stopped by her house to use her air conditioning, to bathe, Gabriel strips in front of her. She also goes around her apartment without wearing any pants and has no problem answering the door.
  • The Slacker: Can you even imagine how she went from a well-spoken, excelling angel to a slobbish, gaming otaku?
  • The Stoic: After regressing into a slacker, she rarely shows enthusiasm and has the same bored, deadpan expression on her face.
  • Spock Speak: She used to be a well-spoken angel... until she regressed to a slobbish gaming otaku after descending to Earth, at which point she starts to speak informally, and can even be condescending with others.
  • The Stoic: She doesn't emote much while at work.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Gabriel's physically ability varies as required by the plot, going from being so unfit she got exhausted from exerting almost no effort in physical fitness tests, to displaying superhuman strength enabling her to beat around the athletic Satania.
  • Teleporter Accident: Tries to teleport to school... and only succeeds in teleporting her underwear. Happened again in the anime's final episode.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Or more accurately, be lazy. She claims that her kind, angelic overachiever she was in heaven was all a farce and she was repressing her true self who was a lazy, selfish, good-for-nothing otaku who didn't give a care about what happened to the world.
  • This Is Wrong on So Many Levels: During the second OVA, and after witnessing Vignette and Satanichia's distress, she questions the fact that heaven's mandate dictates non-intervention when it came to saving the life of their new friend. By herself, she both fixes the girl's injuries and restores her eyesight, facing divine punishment for these.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Ties her hair like this for work.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Used to be a sweet angel who wants to help people. She is now a selfish gamer Otaku slacker who acts like an asshole towards everyone.
  • Unknown Rival: To Satanichia, who considers her actions (tardiness, sleeping in class, and doodling on textbooks) as high level acts of villainy, and strives to one-up her someday. Gabriel, on the other hand, doesn't give a damn about Satanichia.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She's an unrepentant jerk, so it's easy to laugh when bad things befall her.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before discovering video games she was a happy and kind person out to help the world.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: After Gabriel is reverted back to her model-student, perfect, angel self by being disciplined by Zelel, her friends have this reaction. Satania is at first delighted to have a submissive, all-loving angel as her personal slave willing to bring her food and do her homework, but then Gabriel's concern for Satania's wellbeing leads her to restrict Satania's life (e.g. forbidding her melon bread, making her read excessive volumes of demonic encyclopedia, and disabling the Hell Shopping Network by shooting the host). While Vignette who has been accustomed to catering to Gabriel's ever whim is now lost for a cause since Gabriel is so responsible. So the girls resort to corrupting Gabriel back into a faillen angel. But turns out Gabriel had never been restored to her angelic self and was putting on an even bigger act then last time.
  • Vocal Evolution: Before her corruption into a selfish otaku gamer, she had a much higher and cuter voice.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Tapris initially doesn't recognize the now-slobbish Gabriel until Raphiel grooms her.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Many times she contemplates solving all her problems by blowing on the First Trumpet of the Apocalypse which would result in the end of the world. Vignette has to keep talking her out of it.

    Vignette 

Vignette "Vigne" April Tsukinose

Voiced by: Saori Onishi

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The Kind Devil
Birthday: October 10 (Libra)
Height: 155cm
Weight: 45kg
Three sizes: B80/W57/H82

A devil who is, ironically, kind and responsible. She is constantly trying to keep Gabriel in check.


  • Angry Chef: Reveals herself to be one in Cooking Club, where it's one of the rare occasions she will get violent and actually knocks Gabriel out when she pushes her too far.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When she asks the Angel Coffee owner how to commit bad deeds.
  • Ascended Demon: Although it isn't brought up unlike Gabriel's Fallen Angel status, Vignette is a demon with a holy aura, getting a censor glare that covers up her entire body.
  • Bad Liar: Being altruistic and kind-hearted, Vignette has great difficulty in telling lies, as she was forced to do so to Zelel to cover for Gabriel.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In the ending credits of the anime, her devil costume is pretty skimpy.
  • Berserk Button: Vignette is a great lover of "events" and will celebrate anything no matter how small and woe beware anyone who tries to mess up the event.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While she is incredibly nice, even she can lose her temper and resort to violent measures, which usually gets everyone to fall in line quickly.
    • When Gabriel makes fun of an already stressed-out Vignette during cooking class, she responds by knocking out Gabriel with a single punch; even Satanichia is absolutely terrified by this. Though funnily enough while earlier she does threaten both Gabriel and Satanichia with a knife, she can't even kill a fish when they named it.
    • When Gabriel and Satanichia pose the threat of ruining her Christmas party, she throws forks at them with deadly precision to keep them in line.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Her pet ifrit, Chappy. Vignette found it as a small puppy (as in no bigger than a regular-sized bowl) during a mountain trip the year before she went to the human world. When she returns, Chappy has grown so big that she can barely get it through the front door of the Tsukinose's house.
  • Character Focus: She gets this treatment in Episode 7, where she looks for ideas to commit acts of evilness in an attempt to win more points with Hell in the first half, and the second half where she comes down with a cold.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: As the Token Good Teammate she struggles to do evil deeds. Being forced to lie for Gabriel she says can't take much more and is turning to the darkside, before Raphiel reminds her that she was on the dark side to begin with.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She more or less takes care of Gabriel and keeps her from going too off the deep end. She also sometimes does the same for Satanichia and Raphiel.
  • Corner of Woe: Happens in the OVA when Satanichia refuses to go to the onsen with her.
  • Counting Sheep: In the second half of Episode 7 where she comes down with a cold; she does this in an attempt to fall asleep more easily. Except she forgets what animal she's supposed to count, and settles for Cerberi (plural for Cerberus), and later, Gabriel, of all things.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She and Raphiel find Gabriel in a werecat costume adorable.
  • The Cutie: Vignette is downright adorable at almost everything she does, and she's the only girl of the four that the others cannot sincerely badmouth for anything.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a black haired demon, but she's a genuine Nice Girl who wishes to help everyone.
  • Evil Is Petty: Although she's usually quite nice, when she does try her hand at being evil it comes off as this. Her idea of being evil includes: loosening her bow and leaving her socks baggy, leaving Gabriel's pen with the tip out, and not taking notes for a whole 60 minutes in class. The sheer 'evilness' actually overwhelms her.
  • Flat "What": Her face when she reacts to Satanichia's "evilness" spiel reeks of this.
  • Foil:
    • An exact opposite to Gabriel, being a kind and responsible demon, in contrast to Gab's rude and lazy angel.
    • Also to Sataniachia. While both of them are demons who fail at being evil, Satania actually has a desire to be evil but comes as a petty Harmless Villain whose more immature than malicious, while Vignette has no desire to be evil to begin with and spends her days being nice.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears two golden X-shaped ones with silver clips.
  • The Heart: Vignette is the main reason Gabriel, Raphiel and Satanichia are friends and spend time together, though she sometimes resorts to violence in order to make them get along when they get too overbearing.
  • Horny Devils: Gabriel comments that her job was disappearing single men, suggesting that she might be a succubus, or used to be (in the anime at least- no mention exists of it in the manga).
  • Horns of Villainy: Her horns appear on her head every time she summons her pitchfork. Although she averts the villainy part, as despite her status as a demon, she is anything but villainous.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Vignette never steers away from the path of good deeds no matter how often she learns Being Good Sucks. Even her attempts at being evil come off as very minor and petty things that no one would even notice. The blind girl who can sense otherwordly beings actually starts Vignette had a more prominent divine aura then the angels did.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Vigne", short for "Vignette".
  • Irony: As shown in the first OVA, Vigne's "holiness" shines brighter than Gabriel and Raphi's combined... and she's a demon. She's that much a Nice Girl.
  • Lens Flare Censor: has a Divine-class holy light covering her whole body when she's naked, outshining both Gabriel and Raphiel combined
  • Loving Bully: She has little inconvenience decking Gabriel and Satanichia if they get too overbearing.
  • Magnetic Hero: It's because of Vignette that the four girls are friends to begin with, as she extends her hand to all of them without judgement or prejudice. She also makes it rather obvious that they are all very dear to her, and makes a considerable effort to make them get along. As such, albeit the other three girls don't exactly get along that well, they are Vignette's friends for who she is.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Despite being born a demon she doesn't remotely act like one, being a kind soul who cares for her friends. She even gets mistaken for an angel at one point, to which Gabriel suggests she quit being a demon.
  • Nice Girl: Lampshaded by Gabriel, in that Vignette doesn't actually act like a demon as she is responsible, friendly, and has a habit of helping others in need.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: Played for laughs. Her friends find her application of the trope so frightening that they relent to her wishes with little protest.
  • Noodle Incident: It was briefly mentioned in episode 2 of the anime that her job used to be "making single men disappear." What this meant was never explained.
  • Not So Different: Vignette is awful at being a demon just like Satanichia, but in different aspects than her fellow demon. Unlike Satanichia, who puts up a hammy front of what her impression of how a demon should behave is, Vignette is not even trying, and it's shown that this has made a dent in her monthly allowance.
  • Only Sane Woman: For a demon, Vignette is perhaps ironically the most level-headed, kind, and responsible individual as opposed to the lazy Gabriel, the "evil" Satanichia, and the sadistic, trollish Raphiel. Though at times she is also shown to be Not So Above It All due to the others' antics.
  • Phrase Catcher: "It's an Angel" or some variation as she tends to lighten the mood and help people anywhere she goes.
  • Poke the Poodle: Like Satanichia, her idea of villainy is nothing more than doing simple bad deeds, and she's not even good at them. The first half of episode 7 has her doing things like not dressing up properly, leaving another student's (Gabriel in this case) pen uncovered, and not taking notes in class.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The Polite Villain to Gabriel's Rude Hero (Although, Vignette is not technically evil, she's just referred to as "The Kind Devil").
  • Sempai Kouhai: Invoked. Upon meeting Vignette and after realizing what became of Gabriel, Tapris is shown to prefer Vignette as her sempai and role-model rather than either Raphiel or Gabriel.
  • So Proud of You: Vignette is particularly delighted at the fact that Satanichia adopted the stray dog that always follows her around.
  • Stealth Insult: Invoked. Vignette is very snarky, but the "stealth" part is not so pronounced. For instance, whenever she throws barbs at Raphiel, Raphiel in turns deflects her rather direct insults as being harmless.
  • Straight Man: The sanest and most normal member in a Cast Full of Crazy.
  • Team Mom: She often finds her self in this position being the most responsible one, when her friends are: a Lazy Bum, a troll, and a petty villain wannabe.
  • Tender Tears:
    • When she learns that Satanichia decided to adopt the dog that always torments her.
    • With Satanichia during the second OVA, when Gabriel saves their human friend from mortal injury and restores her eyesight.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: She blows up Gabriel's room just to kill a cockroach.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of the main quartet, she is the only one with no immoral qualities whatsoever, the angels don't act like angels, while her fellow demon Satania tries (and fails) to be evil.
  • With Friends Like These...: As said on Magnetic Hero, her three friends don't get along and are unreliable as all hell, but they are friends because of her.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her katsaridaphobia (fear of cockroaches) is taken to absurd lengths to the point that she attempts to kill one with her pitchfork, blowing up Gabriel's room in the process.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair, rather.

    Satanichia 

Satanichia "Satania" McDowell Kurumizawa

Voiced by: Naomi Ozora

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The Idiotically "Evil" Devil
Birthday: August 15 (Leo)
Height: 157cm
Weight: 46kg
Three sizes: B85/W58/H84

A devil who often comes up with petty ideas of "evilness".


  • Attention Whore: She loves being the center of attention, hamming it up big time with her proclamations of how evil she is.
  • Bad Liar: Her attempt to pass off as an angel to infiltrate Heaven fails miserably, and is quickly dragged away by two customs guards.
  • Behavioral Conditioning:
    • She can be conditioned using melon bread. Vignette and Raphiel each holding up melon bread in front of her while endlessly repeating the phrase "Merry Christmas" finally gets her to submit and enjoy the holiday festivities.
    • Similarly, Raphiel is able to put Satania into a trance by saying "Merry Christmas" and "melon bread" in conjunction with each other.
  • Being Evil Sucks: She comes to learn that being evil isn't all fun and games as she had been led to believe. Misbehaving in class leads to punishment, stirring up trouble among her friends leads them to bully her back even worse, and being rude leads them to neglect kindness they would have otherwise given.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Her friends call her "taste-deaf" as she finds food with excessive spice to be delicious. Several attempts at pranking her this way have failed.
  • Blob Monster: Buys one in the Hot Springs Episode OVA, which she attempts to defeat Gabriel with.
  • Book Dumb:
    • She lacks a lot of common sense, not knowing what disposable chopsticks that are stuck together are and thinks they are a single chopstick. When told to break the chopsticks in half, she snaps it down the middle rather than breaking where she's supposed to.
    • Despite scoring poor marks during the mid-term examinations, she somehow passes.
  • Breakout Character: The anime gives her more focus than the manga, making her a Deuteragonist of sorts.
  • Brutal Honesty: She is outright dismissive of Coffee Angel's House Blend.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Satanichia; she gets regularly abused by Gabriel or messed with by Raphiel and nothing ever goes her way.
  • Catchphrase: "I am the Great Archdemon Kurumizawa Satanichia Mcdowell, Queen of all Hell!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Played For Laughs, she proudly admits that she is a satanic hellspawn who is out to cause as much misery to humanity as possible but nobody takes her seriously because of how petty her definition of evil is and most people just find her weird.
  • Cat Smile: She has one that shows up frequently, even when she's just speaking.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Averted. She cheats against Tapris in a game of Old Maid and gets away with it.
  • Chuunibyou: Her "evilness" spiel easily paints her as this.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To a larger degree than Gabriel, what with her "evilness" spiel and all. Her family also consists of oddballs, minus her Literal-Minded, snarky little brother, acting like they're rich and living in a castle.
  • Cry Cute:
    • Poor Satanichia breaks into tears after being punished just for deliberately forgoing her homework.
    • Twice in the Hot Springs Episode OVA:
      • She cries over losing to Gabriel in a ping pong match for the second time.
      • Again, when Gabriel initially refuses to join her in the onsen.
    • Once again when Raphiel and Vignette find her at Hokkaido after escaping with the melon-bread-stealing stray dog in an effort to save its life.
    • In the second OVA, she is in considerable distress after learning that their new blind girl friend might not make it through the night after she has a traffic accident and that Gabriel and Raphiel are mandated by Heaven to not intervene; later, she and Vignette share Tears of Joy when Gabriel goes against the rules and both saves the girl's life and restores her eyesight.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She sports one.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: One of her defining features and one of the aspects that makes her so endearing to fans.
  • Daddy's Girl: To a point. Satanichia's parents adore her and her hammy spiels, but lending her money to move to a new apartment that allows mascots? Nope!
  • Deuteragonist: In the anime, she is almost as prominent as Gabriel is, if not more.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: At best, no one takes notice of her "evilness" spiel. At worst, it gets her into trouble.
  • The Dog Bites Back: At the end of Episode 8, she takes advantage of Raphiel's ranidaphobia, getting back at her by chasing her while carrying a frog.
  • The Drag-Along: Invoked. In spite Vigne's efforts to include her in their group of friends, it's apparent that Raphi and Gabriel only keep Satania around because she's unwittingly hilarious and ripe to make fun of. Still, even with all the chewing she goes through on their account, Satania does enjoy spending time with all of them.
  • Dumb Jock: Satanichia may be dumb, but she is quite competent in sports, second only to Raphiel.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: "Suspiciously" sneaks off to eat lunch by herself; she scoffs at the idea of eating together with "lowly" beings. Vignette can't help but feel sorry for her.
  • Epic Fail: Her botched introduction to Tapris, when she falls over to the side while locked inside a locker after a failed attempt to unlock it. She handles it very gracefully, though
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first scene shows her laughing maniacally at not putting a bottlecap in its proper receptacle.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Heartless and demonic as she claims to be, she cannot bear the thought of a stray dog being put down if she can do something to prevent it, even if it's the very same stray dog that has been stealing her melon bread for months.
    • In the second OVA she admonishes Raphiel for adhering to the heaven's mandate of non-intervention in the human world, even for the sake of saving an innocent girl that they had befriended and was ran over by a car; while Raphiel sticks to it, however, Gabriel doesn't, thus saving the girl.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Gabriel. While Gabriel is a "faillen angel" who neglects her angelic duties, Satanichia is a failed demon who tries to be evil but has no success. While both of them are antisocial, Gabriel does so because she became detached from society and indulged in her game, while Satania does so because she is out to prove she's bad but has little luck. Gabriel was an overachiever before she sunk, while Saitania is Book Dumb and easily manipulated.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Parodied, where she is constantly looking for ways to cause mischief... only for no one to take her seriously, and usually gets into trouble for it.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her idea of acting evil includes recycling a bottle with the cap still on, not refilling the toilet paper dispenser, and deliberately not doing her homework.
  • Evil Laugh: She often breaks one out during her hammy spiels.
  • Evil Redhead: The evil part is downplayed, but she's still a red-haired demon.
  • Extreme Doormat: As long as you tell her to do it in an authoritative way she tends to do whatever anyone tells her no explanation needed, such as handing her devil python over to Gabriel or being told to raise her hand so Vignette could give her a high five.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The rare instance she does so rather than being straight up rude, is when she is intimidating Tapris.
  • Flanderization: Adaptation-induced Flanderization, in this case. Satanichia is seen with melon bread only a few times in the manga and rarely kicks up a fuss over it; in the anime, it's her Trademark Favorite Food, to the point that she can be easily coerced just by waving some in front of her.
  • Foil: Vignette is about as bad a demon as she is, but in a different way. Satanichia thinks of herself as legitimately evil but her idea of evil comes off as petty and childish, while Vignette's conscience leads her to struggle doing anything bad in the first place and she at times asks for pointers from odd advisers like Gabriel or the Master on how she should act bad.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gabriel finds her tremendously annoying and Vignette tolerates her at best and only invites her to things out of pity. Raphiel takes delight in teasing her relentlessly.
    • In the penultimate episode of the anime, it's shown that when Gabriel asked the Master to allow Satanichia to keep the dog, Gabriel referred to Satanichia as "her friend", which is saying an awful lot; still, it's later shown that Satanichia is just as ancillary to Gabriel as Vignette and Raphiel in terms of "friendship", which is nothing to be calling home about, actually...
  • Genki Girl: Always loud and energetic.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A pair which form a loop.
  • Gratuitous English: "I... feel... so... good!", which she exclaims during a mock job interview with her homeroom teacher.
  • Guns Are Worthless: The worst that her Devil Python does is make its victim laugh non-stop for ten minutes.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a black bat-shaped ornament on her head and ties her Girlish Pigtails with small, black ribbons.
  • Hammerspace Hideaway: Satanichia was able to hide inside Gabriel's desk drawer by generating an infernal portal inside it.
  • Harmless Villain: Satanichia thinks she's committing great acts of evil, but about the worst she's done is try to shoot her rival with a magic gun that would cause Gabriel to laugh uncontrollably for ten minutes.
  • Hates Being Alone: Satanichia gets lonely very easily, so she makes every effort she can possibly muster to be included whenever Gabriel, Raphiel and Vignette gather. Thing is, said efforts are not very well planned most of the time.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • She's gullible enough to lend her Devil Python to Gabriel, who then uses it without hesitation to shoot Satanichia and cause her to laugh for ten minutes straight. By the time homeroom begins, Satanichia is still laughing... and meets the teacher's wrath.
    • The slime that she summons in an onsen turns against her, trapping her inside of itself.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Satanichia is addicted to the Hell Shopping Network and she buys their crappy products as often as she can, sometimes blowing most of her allowance for the month. All her friends insist that she should seriously stop buying stuff from them, even if she means to buy something to gift to her friends. In episode 13, Gabriel even shoots the host through the TV with an angelic bow in an effort to make Satanichia stop.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After being set up by Raphiel so she's left without her normal clothes, she calls Raphiel a demon, before Gabriel reminds her that Satania is the actual demon.
  • Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: Satanichia is quite proud of the fact that she has never been sick her entire life. She even takes Gabriel's jab at her idiocy in relation to her immunity to colds as praise, because she didn't get the joke.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In spite of her overall attitude, she absolutely loves spending time with Vignette, Gabriel and Raphiel... though this is somewhat mutual at best. Before Vignette brought her in, she was extremely lonely.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Satania", short for "Satanichia".
  • Iron Butt Monkey: She's not particularly happy with the stuff Gabriel and Raphiel put her through, as she has taken punishment from them that would have killed a normal person several times over (especially from Gabriel, who has little inconvenience with beating the crap out of her). Still, she doesn't mind enough that she wouldn't seek their company nevertheless.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the anime, she adopts the stray dog that keeps stealing his melon bread because she cannot abide for it to be put down at a dog pound. She even gives the dog the bigger half of her melon bread when they reach Hokkaido. Even Gabriel is moved by the gesture and even pulls some strings behind Satanichia's back for her to be able keep the dog.
  • Large Ham: She will break into hammy spiels of how she'll one day rule hell, complete with exaggerated gestures and bombastic delivery.
  • Leitmotif: One played by an Ominous Pipe Organ.
  • Like Father, Like Son: As seen in episode 10, she inherited all her caricature and non-existent "maliciousness" from parents who drink tomato juice under the guise of blood and fantasize that their confectionery is a factory of the devil's elixir.
  • Literal-Minded: Assumes that tanuki udon and kitsune udon are literally a tanuki and kitsune, respectively, in bowls of udon.
  • Mock Millionaire: Her family, minus her brother, acts like they live in a big fancy castle but in reality they live in a bakery shop while pretending that they're rich.
  • Moment Killer: She manages to genuinely intimidate Tapris by hiding her presence in the room while speaking in an ominous voice. However when asked to reveal herself, she had shut herself in a locker and the door has been locked.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Gabriel could argue that, sure, Vignette and Raphiel are her friends; Satanichia? Not quite so. "Barely tolerated" would be a good description of how Gabriel views Satanichia. Still, Gabriel is not above helping her, so long as Satanichia doesn't find out.
  • My New Gift Is Lame: Satanichia often tries to impress her friends with gifts that cater to her tastes and not quite what's needed/wanted at the moment. She is terrible at both shopping and gifting. Funnily enough, her intentions are almost always sincere and kind, but she ends up messing up everything anyway.
  • Nice Girl: In spite of her best efforts to be otherwise, Satanichia is both kind and doting, and she's shown to be rather fond of her friends even when she's supposed to be antagonizing them, striving earnestly for their approval and to be included. She still has a rather inflated impression of herself, though.
  • Nightmare Face: One day, as it's raining outside, Satanichia angrily notices that someone took her umbrella. Cue Raphiel, who offers her umbrella to walk together back home. Understandably, Satanichia is vigilant of Raphiel the whole way, and she's so terrified of the prospect of what Raphiel will do to her that even the veins on her eyes are popping. Ironically, Raphiel had no plans of doing anything to Satanichia at that particular moment other than walking home.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Does this after proudly admitting to not doing her homework...deliberately. In true Satania fashion she can't even get this right: it starts off well enough, but rapidly devolves into goofy, maniacal cackling.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Even while under the effects of the Devil Python, she is visibly nervous as her homeroom teacher approaches her.
    • When she learns that the dog that always torments her is about to be put down at the dog pound.
  • Ojou: Episode 10 reveals that Satanichia comes from a pretty affluent family, and lives in a Big Fancy House. Turns out it's fake.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Her attempts to disguise herself as an angel is to attach a fake halo connected via a wire, as well as forgetting to hide her demon horns. She immediately gets dragged off by angel security for her trouble.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Satanichia spends most of her allowance buying things from the Hell Shopping Network. Her case is such that Gabriel has to actually shoot the host of the shopping network in an effort to make Satanichia stop buying their crappy products.
  • Plucky Girl: Annoyingly so. She doesn't get discouraged easily, though she is very prone to biting more than she can chew.
  • Poke the Poodle: Her idea of "evil" is ridiculously petty. For example, she considers the mere act of pulling Gabriel's chair before she could sit on it as an act so heinous she might get banished from hell because of it.
  • Punched Across the Room:
    • Falls victim to this at the hands of Gabriel, being punched in the gut and thrown out of Coffee Angel.
    • Again, when she rings the doorbell outside of Gabriel's house repeatedly, to which Gabriel responds by kicking her door and sending it flying off the hinges and into Satanichia, knocking her out cold.
  • Redundancy Department of Redundancy: Her chocolate-loaded Christmas shortcake:
    Satanichia: "Perfection! Behold the Special Satanichia Black Special and Special"
  • Revenge: Satania finally gets to have her revenge on Raphiel for being endlessly messed with when she finds out Raphiel is scared of frogs.
  • The Rival: Satania views herself as Gabriel's The Rival, although Gabriel doesn't give a crap and beats her up for her trouble.
  • Running Gag: In the anime, the stray dog that always steals her melon bread.
  • Satan: Just as the Gabriel and Raphiel are named after famous archangels, Satanichia is named after the devil.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis:
    • To Gabriel, with the two of them often going out of their way to make each other's lives miserable. Satania tries to mess with Gabriel and that earns her a beating from Gabriel.
    • The stray dog that kept stealing her melon bread, though she eventually adopts it as a familiar.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Satania loves to proclaim she's the epitome of evil, but her actions always fall short of her boasts and she comes off as immature.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: While trying to infiltrate heaven she claims she's definitely an angel and not a demon trying to infiltrate and spy on heaven in order to make a name for herself in hell.
  • Self-Deprecation: Makes a remark about how her antics don't work after eating a "despair" candy, one of the "flavors" of the Seven Color Drops.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Subverted. Because of the way she styles her hair, it gives this impression; however, without the looped pigtails (as shown in episode 2), it's actually uniformly long.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She talks a lot about how she'll be the next queen of Hell, but most people don't pay any attention to her.
  • Smug Smiler: At times, when scheming something "evil".
    • Especially at the end of Episode 8, when she realizes that Raphiel is afraid of frogs. She uses this fear to her advantage, chasing Raphiel while carrying a frog.
  • Something We Forgot: Satania had the misfortune of arriving at Gabriel's apartment while the angel was in a bad mood, who ends up kicking the door off the hinges into Satania and knocking her out cold. Gabriel then leaves and decides to stay the night at Vignette's house, but has a nagging feeling she has forgotten something. Cue to the still KOed Satania underneath Gabriel's broken door with a mosquito landing on her face.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is her nickname transliterated as "Satania" or "Satanya"?
  • Standing in the Hall: She gets this punishment for deliberately skipping her homework.
  • Super Gullible: She'll believe nearly anything that's told to her, even more so if she's buttered up with some overblown praise.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When Zelel came to visit, to keep Satania behaved Gabriel had knocked her out, bound her, gagged her and stuffed her in the closet. However once Satania breaks out, Gabriel claims she's an archdemon. To everyone's surprise Satania is all to happy to go along with the story and declares she was indeed an archdemon.
  • Talking to Themself: Does this after overhearing Vignette's beach trip plans, hoping she'd get invited as she wasn't approached about it.
  • Team Rocket Wins: She finally finds some success in her attempts at being evil in the form of Tapris, who sees her as an actual demonic threat and genuinely believed her to be responsible for corrupting Gabriel.
  • Tender Tears: When she admonishes Raphiel for not acting to save their friend's life from mortal injury during the second OVA. This is so moving that it prompts Gabriel to restore the girl to health, violating heaven's mandate to non-action. Seeing the girl once again drives Satanichia and Vignette to Tears Of Happiness.
  • Terrible Artist: Her image of the Class Representative is poorly drawn. See for yourself.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Inverted. Satanichia is nowhere as evil as she totes herself to be; if anything, she's borderline Nice Girl in spite of her best efforts.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She gets this in the form of Tapris who is the only person to actually treat her like a demon. Raphiel was behind this because she thought it'd be hilarious.
    Satanichia: That was awesome! Who knew forcing an angel to surrender would feel this good?
  • Tomboy: Invoked. Satanichia is somewhat of a muscle-head, at least compared to her three companions, who are more "girly" to say the least. She's also not above picking frogs in the street, or wrestling a dog for her melon bread. Still, Satanichia is not an off-the-wall tomboyish, as she is still girlier than most examples of this trope.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Melon bread in the anime.
  • Trying Not to Cry: In the second OVA, she denies that she's crying while actively bawling when Gabriel basically reconstructs and completely fixes the blind girl after she was run over by a car, facing divine punishment for her actions. Satanichia's not fooling anyone, though.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Brags about her victory after beating Tapris over a game of Old Maid.
  • Villain Protagonist: By her own admission she's an evil demon, but she's a main character as well as a Harmless Villain whose idea of being evil is very childish misbehaving.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the second OVA, Satanichia tearfully berates Raphiel for her inaction at saving their new friend girl who was run over by a car, as Raphiel and Gabriel are forbidden under the rules of Heaven to intervene.
  • Worthy Opponent: She is the bane of Tapris, though it stems from the fact that they're both dumb as bricks.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a pinkish shade.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: In spite of her hammy spells, overblown pretensions, unwarranted pride and belligerent behavior, Satanichia loves spending time with Gabriel, Vignette and Raphiel and strives to be included as much as she can.
  • Your Answer to Everything: "Evilness".
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: An inverted villainous example. She hates being called nice and kind by her friends the rare times she does show it, insisting that's she's a demon doing it for her own benefit.

    Raphiel 

Raphiel "Raphi" Ainsworth Shiraha

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa

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The Sadistic Angel
Birthday: March 19 (Pisces)
Height: 160cm
Weight: 48kg
Three sizes: B89/W59/H86

An angel who was in the same class as Gabriel back in heaven. She is sadistic and often enjoys teasing Satanichia.


  • The Ace: She is second only to Gabriel, prior to the latter's regression into a slacker.
  • Archangel Raphael: Her namesake.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT call her a demon, as Tapris finds out by mistake.
  • Bishie Sparkles: Much like Gabriel, Raphiel is often accompanied by these.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's soft spoken, cheerful, and comes across as a sweetie. She also loves to annoy (like pressing her boobs on Gabriel's face and head) or make others suffer (her manipulations of Satanichia) for amusement.
  • Blatant Lies: She fools Tapris into believing that Satanichia was responsible for Gabriel's regression into a fallen angel.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest chest of the four girls. And likely the most athletic, only held back in an desperate attempt at avoiding a Wardrobe Malfunction during the classes' fitness tests.
  • Camera Fiend: She sends to airways have a camera on hand to capture shots of her friends in embarrassing situations.
  • Cat Smile: At times.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The stuff and rules she can come up with for games and even gatherings can be extremely off the wall.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: In the well-oiled machine of Gabriel DropOut, Raphiel is the element that throws the wrenches at the gears.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She and Vignette find Gabriel in a werecat costume adorable.
  • The Dreaded: She becomes this to Satania, who after being messed with and pranked endlessly came to be terrified of Raphiel and started suspecting everything was a trick. When Raphiel went for a walk with her, Satania was paranoid to the point in thinking a puddle in front of them was a booby-trap.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introductory sequence has her mess with Satanichia.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her personal servant, Matilda, has a rather blatant crush on her.
  • Expy: Of Angel and Plutia/Iris Heart, both are also voiced by Kana Hanazawa. Raphiel shares the former's hair and eye color, her species, and the latter's soft-spoken sadism.
  • Eyes Always Shut: While she does open her eyes a fair bit, they are closed in about half her appearances and often when she's talking to others.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Literally. She's a literal angel yet uses her angelic exterior to mess with others for her own amusement, especially Satania.
  • Fallen Angel: Much like Gabriel, although it's more subtle in her case as she still pretends to be a model angel. In Raphiel's case she's a massive troll and a stalker-in-training.
  • Flanderization: She has developed a knack for teasing others, especially Satanichia. At the same time though, she continues to live up to her status as The Ace, unlike the now-slobbish Gabriel.
  • Foil:
    • To Vignette. Whereas Vignette is a demon who can't help being nice, Raphiel is an angel who loves being mischievous.
    • She's also an opposite to Gabriel. Gabriel is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, having a cold and rude exterior to hide a softer side underneath. Raphiel puts on a sweet and caring demeanor, but is secretly a massive troll who loves to torment her friends for her own amusement.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to mess with Satanichia, even outright calling Satania her new toy. Though she does so with everyone to some degree.
  • Gag Boobs: She's the bustiest of the four, and her boobs are the butt of the show's boob-related gags.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Raphiel is a male given name, though the original angel itself is genderless.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a red ribbon and cross-shaped hairpins.
  • Hero-Worshipper: In a twisted example, she is most amused and enabling of Gabriel's antics and actively encourages her to escalate the zaniness of the situation. She even tells Vignette and Satanichia that she loves all versions of Gabriel. All in all, she messes with Gabriel the least because she's hilarious all on her own and without any help.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports one, though she's not really an idiot, just incompetent at being an angel.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: It's Gabriel's immorality that Raphiel is drawn towards, such as when Gabriel piled lies upon lies to her older sister, Raphiel is impressed rather than shocked.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Raphi", short for "Raphiel".
  • Irony:
    • Even considering her straight-arrow behavior, politeness, and angelic demeanor, Raphiel is the evilest of the four girls. Vignette speculates that she's just as "faillen" as Gabriel, if not more.
    • Raphiel is a "devilish" angel; Vignette is an "angelic" demon. Among the four girls, they get along the best.
    • Despite being a crazy stalker she herself has a crazy stalker in the form of her personal servant.
  • It Amused Me: Her main incentive to do anything is its entertainment value for herself.
  • Loving Bully: Invoked. By the way she stalks and hammers on Satanichia, one might wonder if she does it just to amuse herself. She is not as dedicated to either Gabriel or Vignette as she is to Satanichia in that respect.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She often goes to a lot of effort to set up her trolling antics.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The one time she decided to not troll Satanichia. The latter finds out about her ranidaphobia.
  • Not So Different: To Vignette's speculation, Raphiel is just as "faillen" as Gabriel is, only that Raphiel has a Karma Houdini quality to her mischief.
  • Odd Friendship: In hindsight, Gabriel, Vignette and Satanichia should be as fed up with her as they are with Satanichia herself. At least Satanichia is trying to become friends with them; Raphiel is just there to Troll them.
  • Ojou: Raphiel is shown to belongs to an affluent family of angels, lives in a Big Fancy House, and has her own personal butler.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Sure, she likes to troll her friends, but when it comes to a blind girl's fight to stay alive after a serious accident and seeing Satanichia and Vignette in tears, that's no time for jokes and smiles, as shown in the second OVA.
  • Pet the Dog: One time she genuinely wanted offer to walk Satanichia back in the rain with an umbrella. Ironically, at this point Satania has become so paranoid of Raphiel that she suspects everything to be a trap that she's set up.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is always smiling, even when she's scared or angry.
  • Sadist: She gets a kick out of making others suffer.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: To mess with her friends, Raphiel would pull every contact she has in heaven even to modify the freakin' weather.
    • Averted in the second OVA, as despite being a member of an influential family of angels (influential enough to pull off the above example just for trolling), Raphiel is powerless to save the blind girl they befriended when she is hospitalized and in the brink of death, as intervening with human affairs is forbidden by Heaven's mandate. Raphiel is even ashamed of how she could do nothing for the girl.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The senpai (with Gabriel) to Tapris.
  • Silver Tongue: She has one that could sell condoms to nuns, and she knows how to put it to good use. In spite of her penchant for lying and trolling her friends, Raphiel is nothing short of polite and demure, to the point that it's remarkable what she can pull off without being even remotely rude.
  • So Proud of You: She is moved by Gabriel's efforts to save the blind girl in the OVA, especially considering that Gabriel would endure divine retribution for her deeds.
  • Spock Speak: Continues to play this trope straight, unlike Gabriel who no longer uses formal linguistics (at least, outside of formal situations) after she became an extreme slacker.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: She is obsessed with messing with Satanichia, to the point of breaking into her house, though it is debatable if she likes her in a romantic way or just likes messing with her.
  • Stunned Silence: In the second OVA she's visibly ashamed when Satanichia berates her for her inaction to save their new friend's life after she was run over by a car, as Raphiel is forbidden to intervene by Heaven's mandate.
  • Those Two Girls: Out of the four protagonists, she and Vignette spend the most time together and have the closest to a normal "friendly" relationship; this, because they are not hostile to one another.
  • Tranquil Fury: In the rare instances she gets angry she still keeps the smile on her face and never raises her voice. The only indication of her mood is the words she's saying and a tell tale Cross-Popping Veins.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's apparently ranidaphobic (afraid of frogs). Satanichia uses this to her advantage, chasing Raphiel while carrying a frog.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is lavender-coloured.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Trolling others.

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    Tapris 

Tapris "Tap" Sugarbell Chisaki

Voiced by: Inori Minase

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Birthday: June 4 (Gemini)
Height: 152cm
Weight: 44kg
Three sizes: B83/W57/H82

Gabriel and Raphiel's underclassman. She believes Satanichia to be responsible for Gabriel's current state.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Her true feelings for Gabriel tend to slip-out via Freudian Slip. She also really, really wants to be Vignette's friend.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • Downplayed. She's completely shocked at her idol Gabriel's moral degradation, but at the same time she found glimmers of hope that deep down the angelic Gabriel she admired still exists (even as she mistakenly blames Satanichia for Gabriel's change).
    • Also has this reaction with Vignette, who Tapris admired for her kindness and was under the belief that she had to be an angel too. She is shocked and devastated to find out that she's actually a demon.
  • But I Read a Book About It: When trying to learn how to use a PC and the internet Tapris goes to the library to use their computers but has no clue how to use anything or even what a mouse is called, which she mistook for a hamster. The librarian shows her the book section on computers, but it still doesn't help. Though she did learn C and Java, and intends to continue with PHP.
  • Children Are Innocent: The most genuine example; she sees protecting Gabriel's dignity as her duty.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: One of the reasons for her dislike of Satania aside from believing she corrupted Gabriel is out of jealousy, seeing Satania possessing degrading photos of her idol which she herself would have loved to partake in.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • She gets a lot of focus in Episode 5, descending to Earth in search of Gabriel.
    • Gets this treatment again in the second half of Episode 11, where she is seen gradually integrating into human society.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in Episode 1 of the anime, but isn't introduced until Chapter 25 of the manga. In Episode 5 she gets fully introduced but instead of being a new freshman she is instead a prospective middle-schooler.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She descends to Earth in Episode 5 while in a spacesuit, to search for Gabriel.
  • Fish out of Water: Thus far, Tapril is the only angel who has had trouble adjusting to the human world, despite supposedly studying it back in heaven.
  • Foil: To Satanichia, as both strive to be the best angel and demon respectively, but both are restricted by their low intelligence. It's no wonder Tapril is the only one who sees Satania as a proper demon and a legitimate threat.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a green, star-shaped decoration on the left side of her head.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She wants to be Vignette's friend above all, but she is still wary of the fact that Vignette's a demon.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Tap", short for "Tapris".
  • Lovable Coward: She is terrified of even breathing the air, reassesses cats from level D threat to B after one just walks up to her, and assumes the absolute worst of everyone she meets.
  • Meganekko: Only in the manga; she is seen wearing glasses on one occasion.
  • Nice Girl: The only angel to actually act angelic, even if she has a habit of thinking everyone who talks to her is a delinquent.
  • Odd Friendship: She has a great deal of admiration and earnest drive to become Vignette's friend, a being that for all intents and purposes should be her enemy. This happens to be mutual.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The kouhai to Gabriel and Raphiel. She later makes an effort to become Vignette's kouhai out of sheer admiration.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • Regardless of the level of "threat" or enmity, she will always refer to her sempais with the proper honorifics.
    • When she's having her "duel" with Satanichia, she shows herself more interested in Gabriel's saucy pictures that Satanichia swings in front of her.
    • She ends up being more preoccupied with Gabriel's trash pickup schedule than the fact that her "gift" from Gabriel was the trash itself.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: She assesses the threat level of any sentient being with a grading system, using some sort of wrist-worn device to do this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Tapris or Taplis? Crunchyroll uses the former transliteration.
  • Spock Speak: Like Raphiel, Tapris speaks formally at all times.
  • Super Gullible: The only one who Satanichia is capable of fooling into believing she's genuinely evil rather than just an immature brat. She thinks Satania is the one who corrupted Gabriel and vows to stop her, but turns out she's just as incompetent at being an angel as Satania is at being a demon.
  • Tender Tears: She is upset over the fact that Gabriel is no longer the happiness bringer she was. In some ways, Gabriel is still a happiness bringer indeed, but she's not particularly kind about it (like when helping Satanichia with the stray dog and when she saved the blind girl's life in the second OVA).
  • Tsundere: Shows shades of this as she confiscates a photo of Gabriel in her work uniform from Satanichia.
  • Useless Accessory: Often seen wearing a light blue scarf.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: A couple:
    • When she sees just how far her beloved sempai Gabriel has "faillen";
    • When she learns that Vignette is a demon and assumes that she was playing nice with her to deceive her.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: Tapris both loves and admires Vignette, but is extremely wary of the fact that her dear sempai is a demon. As the other girls keep telling her, this should not be an impediment for them to be friends.

    Glasses-Sensei 

Glasses-sensei

Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama

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The homeroom adviser of Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia. So named because of his iconic shades.


  • The Dreaded: Known in the student body as being an intimidating teacher.
  • In-Series Nickname: Glasses, which are actually shades.
  • Manly Tears: When Gabriel returns to her angelic ways, the guy gets uncharacteristically emotional.
  • Nice Guy: All in all, even when he's a Stern Teacher. He even has candy out for Halloween.
  • No Name Given: His real name is unknown.
  • Not So Stoic: He sheds a tear after Gabriel says it was thanks to his teachings that she was able to do as well as she did.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's simply "Glasses" to the rest of the student body.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Not often, but when he does, it's chilling. Most notably right after the mock-interview he holds with Satanichia and Vignette.
  • Stern Teacher: Played with. He's a generally easygoing, if stoic man; still, he is rather stern with Satanichia in particular, who is rather good at testing the limits of his patience.
  • The Stoic: Never changes his facial expression, even during Satanichia's antics.

    Machiko 

Machiko / Class Rep

Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami

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The Class Representative of Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia's class.


  • Class Representative: Again, of Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia's class. She's later revealed to have always been her class' representative since the 3rd grade.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Pretty much everyone addresses her as "Prez". Averted with Tanaka and Ueno of the Cooking Club, who address her by her real name.
  • First Person Snarker: Whenever she has to deal with Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia, her internal monologues reflect how she feels about her situation. For example, she unintentionally eavesdrops on Gabriel and Vignette's conversation during in episode 2, and becomes increasingly exasperated about the topic of their conversation.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She is often at a loss whenever she happens to overhear Gabriel, Satanichia and/or Vignette talk about their angelic/demonic stuff, to the point that she cannot reach a logical conclusion to what they discuss.
  • Nice Girl: She strives to make Gabriel and Satanichia more involved in class, which very few others would even attempt to do in the first place.
  • No Name Given: Her real name was unknown until Episode 8.
  • Only One Name: Her given name or surname is unknown.

    "Angel Coffee" Master 

Master

Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu

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The owner of Angel Coffee.


  • Break Them by Talking: Criticisms from customers appear to cause him visible pain, where visuals are shown of him being shot, stabbed, and stepping on a landmine.
  • Butt-Monkey: His house blend is pushed aside by Gabriel and Satanichia, to his dismay.
  • Delinquent: Claims to have been rebellious back in his earlier days.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is known only as "Master".
  • Extreme Doormat: Gabriel is able to easily twist him into submission to have her way.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Though his eyes have been seen open at least a few times.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Three, to be exact; Gratuitous Italian, Gratuitous Spanish, and Gratuitous French, when serving Tapris and Raphiel.
  • Nice Guy: Alongside Vignette, the Master is one of the nicest characters in Gabriel DropOut, putting up with all of Gabriel's antics without harboring the slightest grudge.
  • No Name Given: His real name is unknown.
  • Purple Prose: He tends to get very romantic when describing his blends of coffee. He talks like he stepped out of J. Peterman's catalogue from Seinfeld in terms of Gentleman Adventurer and Miles Gloriosus.
  • Secretly Wealthy: He has been able to globe-trot for coffee and run a client-scarce coffee shop because he owns some real estate, including Satanichia's apartment complex. In fact, Gabriel is apparently his only employee, and she only works one day a week with little to no qualms from him.
  • So Proud of You: He harbors a great deal of admiration for Vignette, though he's initially dismayed at her attempts to do bad deeds.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After his house blend is pushed aside by Gabriel and Satanichia, he gets a break when Vignette tries it and loves it enough to become a regular customer.
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    Haniel 

Haniel White Tenma

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi

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Gabriel's little sister.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Played with. Though she is eager to play with Gabriel, her sister is not quite as willing to lend her the time to do so, as Gabriel only wants to laze out during her vacation. Still, Gabriel finds herself unable to turn Haniel down and complies with her young sister's wishes.
  • Big Sister Worship: She adores Gabriel and loves spending time and playing with her.
  • Blush Stickers: Sports these, highlighting her innocence.
  • Children Are Innocent: She is blissfully unaware of how low Gabriel has fallen. Gabriel also makes an effort not to show it to her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Of the two side up variety.
  • The Millstone: She unwittingly foils Gabriel's drive to sleep off her vacation at home by making her play with her.
  • Nice Girl: She's altogether adorable.

    Zelel 

Zelel White Tenma

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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Gabriel's overachieving older sister. While she is mentioned in the manga, she wasn't given a name or characterization until the anime aired


  • The Ace: Said to be even more talented than Gabriel.
  • Berserk Button: She argues that she would be more lenient towards Gabriel had she not lied to her and admitted that she fell.
  • Canon Foreigner: Albeit she is mentioned in passing, she doesn't appear in the manga. All of her development comes from the anime.
  • Clairvoyance: She's able to see through Gabriel's invisibility barrier.
  • Cool Big Sis: Invoked and inverted. Gabriel would have plenty to be proud of when it comes to Zelel, but hers isn't the path Gabriel chose to take. However, it's implied that under different circumstances, Zelel is a doting and caring sister towards Gabriel
  • Cry Cute: Her reaction over her encounter with Satanichia's dog.
  • The Dreaded: Gabriel is terrified of her, in particular her unwaiving righteousness and her commanding presence. She's so afraid of Zelel that she even clings to Satanichia for help...
  • Foreshadowing: Her reaction towards the leashed poodle indicates that the dog itself poses no inherent harm towards her, making her snigger; Satanichia's dog, however, is not leashed, making her go ballistic.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Subverted. While she initially comes off as strict, she freaks out at the sight of the white dog.
  • Idiot Hair: Sports a strand, although she is anything but idiotic.
  • Invisible to Normals: She's so powerful that normal mortals are unable to perceive her.
  • Irony: Smiles at a poodle she encounters on her way to Gabriel's house, then shown to be afraid of the white dog that recurring appears throughout the series.
  • Not So Stoic: She initially comes off as strict... only to later be revealed that she is deathly afraid of the white dog.
  • Screaming Woman: Hilariously, she screams over the presence of the white dog.
  • Super Gullible: Subverted; she sees through Gabriel's Blatant Lies, and brings her back to heaven to rehabilitate her.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Highlighting her strict personality.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Zigzagged. When she passes by a poodle on her way to Gabriel's house, she smiles at it. On the other hand, she is deathly afraid of the white dog to the point that she is unable to remain on Earth to actively discipline Gabriel as originally intended, and returns to heaven. However, it's implied that she might have not wanted to deal with Gabriel in the first place, and used the dog as an excuse to bail.

    The Blind Girl 

Blind Girl / Shoujo

Voiced by: Fuuka Haruna

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A character appearing in the second OVA, she is a legally blind middle-schooler who befriends the four otherworldly girls.


  • Aesop Collateral Damage: Her arc drives home the point that Gabriel is an Angel, warts and all.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not known whether she realized that she was talking to Gabriel at the end of the episode, though by her warm thanks to Gabriel, it's implied that she was aware.
  • Disproportionate Reward: Gabriel violates heavenly mandates in order to save her life, completely fix the damage done upon her and even fix her eyes. She'd rather have the girl live, being willing to receive whatever punishment is dispensed upon herself.
  • Kick the Dog: She is kind, doe-eyed and cute as a button; she then gets run over by a car.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Invoked. She might be the only human who is aware that Gabriel and her friends are otherworldly beings, though the end of the episode leaves her knowledge of this up to debate.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: She is legally blind and pending a considerably risky eye-correcting surgery. The girls befriend her and dote her as a delicate flower.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": From the four girls, when they first hear that she was run over by a car.
  • Morality Pet: She drives Gabriel to pick up trash from the ground. Considering we're talking about Gabriel, that's monumental.
  • Nice Girl: The very reason the four girls befriend her and dote her.
  • No Name Given: She is unnamed throughout the course of the second OVA.
  • Pet the Dog: The four girls keep her company, become her friends and shower her with gifts
  • This Is Wrong on So Many Levels: From Satanichia of all people, who berates Raphiel for not intervening to save her life after the accident.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: She first meets the girls after confusing them with Angels (which two of them happen to be), though in her opinion, it was Vignette who was the most angelic. According to her, she can see the girls clearer than any other person.
  • Wham Line: A couple hard ones:
    Lady 1: I heard it was a girl in middle school.
    Lady 2: Apparently she was using a cane, so maybe she just didn't see the car?
    Lady 1: How awful. I hope she'll be alright.
    • Later:
    Shoujo: It's all so... noisy. I really can't see anything after all. Dad, Mum... all my friends... I really wanted to see your faces just one more time.
    • Yet another:
    Shoujo: You really were an angel.
    Gabriel: Indeed.
    Shoujo: I see. so you all came to take me to heaven. That's why you let me have so much fun at the end of it all.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Gabriel is willing to endure divine retribution in order to save her life.

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